Special Issue "Shape Memory Alloys 2014"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
More than half a century has elapsed since research on Au-Cd alloys stimulated world-wide interest in shape memory and super-elastic behavior. Both the microscopic and mesoscopic transformation processes associated with the essential martensitic phase transition have been extensively studied in a wide range of materials. Consequently, these materials are finding use as sensors, actuators, etc., in fields as diverse as medicine and aviation. Although the phase transition is usually thermally or mechanically driven, more recent research has focused on the ability to achieve this using magnetic fields in ferromagnetic alloys. However, many of the materials studied are brittle which would appear to limit their application. This constraint may be overcome by incorporating the materials in hybrid composites. The possibility of doing this, or incorporating shape memory alloys with other smart materials, opens up new areas of fundamental and applied research.
Prof. Dr. Kurt R Ziebeck
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- shape memory
- phase transitions
- transport properties
- xray and electron scattering
- smart materials